Nnamdi Asomugha Released by the Philadelphia Eagles
From prized free-agent acquisition to looking for a job. The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier that the once All-Pro defensive back will be looking for a job this month.
The #Eagles will release CB Nnamdi Asomugha today, source confirms. No surprise. Still costs $4M against the cap.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2013
If you are looking for one snippet of information to document the unmitigated disaster that was the Philadelphia Eagles' "dream" offseason from two years ago, here it is. He went from pioneering an epic bidding war between several NFL teams to this. He ultimately signed for five years worth $60 million including $25 million guaranteed with the Eagles over the New York Jets. He was owed $11 million in the upcoming season and the struggling Eagles decided to cut him due to his unwillingness to restructure his contract after a disappointing 2012 season.
Asomugha provided his reaction earlier today saying "I'm very grateful for my time in Philadelphia and I want to thank the Eagles organization for the opportunity to play here."
He continued to take the high road out of Philadelphia by saying, "It was an honor to play in such a great football city with such a passionate fan base, and I wish my former teammates and coaches the best next season."
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